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Whale Rider (Te Kaieke Tohora) (2002)

Whale Rider
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A powerful story of change and tradition meeting.

6 years, 8 months ago at Oct 25 18:21
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''My name is Paikea Apirana, and I come from a long line of chiefs.''

A contemporary story of love, rejection and triumph as a young Maori girl fights to fulfill a destiny her grandfather refuses to recognize.

Keisha Castle-Hughes: Paikea

Whale Rider receives its namesake from the legend, a legend involving the Maori people coming to New Zealand as a r... read more

Brilliant drama! A masterpice!

8 years, 1 month ago at Apr 30 11:54
2 votes
"When she was born, that's when things went wrong for us."

Traditional rich Maori culture is preserved marvellously with Whale Rider; this captivating slice of New Zealand filmmaking. Whale Rider was a complete surprise for me. Habitually, I had mistaken the film for some propaganda that promotes the ideologies of the Maori culture. On the contrary, Whale Rider was the farthest thin... read more

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9 years, 10 months ago at Aug 25 7:00
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人與動物可以心靈相通,世界萬物是一體的。
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Description: On the east coast of New Zealand, the Whangara people believe their presence there dates back a thousand years or more to a single ancestor, Paikea, who escaped death when his canoe capsized by riding to shore on the back of a whale. From then on, Whangara chiefs, always the first-born, always male, have been considered Paikea's direct descendants. Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to be the new chief. But her grandfather Koro is bound by tradition to pick a male leader. Pai loves Koro more than anyone in the world, but she must fight him and a thousand years of tradition to fu ... (more)
Release date: 29 August 2003
UPC: 043396022720
Tags: New Zealand (15), Drama (12), Family (11), Foreign (8), Maori (7), 2000s (7), 2002 (6), Tradition (5), Animals (4), Ocean (4), Based On Novel (4), Sexism (4), Sea Creatures (3), Book (3), Book Adaption (3), Kiwi (3), 2004 (3), NZ (3), (3), Theatre (3)
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